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Flashing icon in the systray

Q: Flashing icon in the systray

I am not sure if this is an infection of some sort, but I thought I give it a try here first.

Firstly, back in 2004, I had purchased a HP PhotoSmart 8450 printer, which I installed on computer 1, see below for computer 1 specs, and everything was working great. However, I had to move to a medical center back in 2008, which led me to pack everything up in boxes. By the summer of 2009 I came back home and reconnected only my 2 computer with no printer installed. At first, I had no problems except for in the past month, all of the sudden the HP icon in the systray continues to flash on for 10 seconds and then disappears for 1 second and then reappears and does the same process over and over again. I would usually think it might be doing this because the printer is not installed. However, the strange part, which to me acts like a virus, are for the following reasons

1. Did not have this problem when I reconnected my computers last summer, and it only has started last month.

2.At first, I thought the flashing icon wasn't that important, however, just until last night I could not run any of my animations in Maya without the animation being real choppy. (for those of you who don't know what Maya is, it is a 3D modeling and animation program for doing 3d games and video.)

3. there is no warning about my printer being disconnected. Normally, this icon should pop-up a bubble message stating that the printer is disconnected.

4. If I try to hover over the icon, the flashing times reverse, meaning the icon would disappear for 10 seconds, and reappear for 1 second.

5. Because of step 4, I cannot left click or right click on the icon because it flashes so fast that I cannot get to it fast enough.

I did a google search last night, and I found the following that are almost simular to my case....

1. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CBIQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fforum.emsisoft.com%2FDefault.aspx%3Fg%3Dposts%26t%3D578&ei=VWwHTPykN8T48AaY__DGAQ&usg=AFQjCNF62kHPGxZw1GWrwdOIEJYkKbEXOA&sig2=Tkxjv_-6BXftv0YAJJqcCw

2. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...eYim3a96xAIRUPyjQ&sig2=4W8TwDZ9yqgrAhQYTVDCuQ
What do you think this is? Should I run a HijackThis log and post it in here?

I forgot to mention, I have AVG 8.0 and ran a scan with no detections

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A: Flashing icon in the systray

Ok, about 7 hours later after I had posted my problem, I just received a virtual memory too low warning, but no applications where running. In addition, I went to the task manager->processing tab, and it reported the largest memory process used was AVG at 13,144KB, which is very little. i then went to the performance tab to see what my available memory was averaging at, which is about 410MB. I do not understand why I am getting virtual memory warnings when Windows Task manager appears to show very little activity and memory usage.

Am I getting a false/positive report. I really think I need to upload a Hijackthis Log in here, but I will still wait for one of you techs to help out, that is if you could reply back soon

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New member: this little beauty is evading all attempts.

Its shield icon flashes between a red X and blue ?.
Left or right click links to "spycrush.com/?aff=321"

Here's Deckard with extra attached.

Deckard's System Scanner v20070603.47
Run by Dick Bernstein on 2007-06-10 at 00:32:30
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

System Restore is disabled; attempting to re-enable...success.


-- Last 1 Restore Point(s) --
1: 2007-06-10 07:32:31 UTC - RP1 - System Checkpoint


Backed up registry hives.

Performed disk cleanup.


-- HijackThis (run as Dick Bernstein.exe) --------------------------------------

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:35:15 AM, on 6/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16441)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS\PROSet\PRONoMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Plus\Ad-Watch.exe
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A:Flashing systray icon - popup "System alert"

Yay! It's gone!

I got frustrated enough that I started flailing --
found the following files in \windows\system32

swxcacls.exe
swsc.exe
swreg.exe
SrchSTS.dll
Process.dll
dumphive.dll

It took a while to find them because their MODIFIED dates were all prior to their
CREATED dates. When I added that field to the display, it was clear that they all showed up at the time everything went south.

I also checked a bunch of stuff in HJT to fix. Don't know if that made any difference. But the icon is gone now.

I'm attaching an image of the files & dates.

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It's just an annoyance. I don't need it, not on a LAN, and I'd like to be able to get rid of it...thanks!

I have windows xp pro
 

A:How do I get rid of the LAN icon in systray?

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Hi all

I am using windows XP.When i install some software application then after the completion of the installation ,i am able to see the application icon on the system tray bar.When i quit the application then it quits.But problem is that when next time i restart the application from the start menu then its not appearing in the systray bar.Clicking on 20 times on that application then its coming in the systray bar.Sometimes middle of my working that icon is disappearing from the systray bar.Only the icon starts during the installation.After Quit its not able to start.What should be teh solution for this?

A:Systray Icon

Hello and Welcome to TSF,

Start
run
type
cmd (press ok)
type in command prompt: chkdsk /r (press enter)
go ahead and reboot pc so it will run, see if this will fix the problem.

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I found this icon in my systray this evening when rebooting after installing Flash updates for both Firefox and IE. After my HDD settled down, it vanished, and it didn't show up in my Customization area, or anywhere else. Device Manager doesn't show any new devices. My PC seems to work fine.

Does anyone know what this indicates, besides something that's temporarily not working?

A:New and odd systray icon

Put your mouse on it to see if it reveals what it is, if not click or right click on it to see what it offers as these are made to be clickable. It looks like either a brightness control or connection manager with the waves coming off it. I've not seen that one before.

Meanwhile scour your Control Panel>Programs for anything you don't want and didn't install. If you order it by date it may be immediately obvious so you can uninstall it.

Next download, install, decline trial, update and run full Malwarebytes and SUPERAntiSpyware - Downloads
scans.

Report back all steps' findings.

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When I got my mp3 player the instructions said do not unhook it until you click on the icon in the system tray to safely remove it or you could wipe the mp3 player drive. For several weeks I had no problem but now the icon is gone. Any Ideas?
 

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I don't seem to have a connection icon in my systray. Seems like I used to have one but don't remember how long it's been gone. I'm running Win 98 and have a dial-up modem with a router connecting two computers. Can anyone tell me how to get a connection icon in the systray or if there is some other way to determine what my actual connection speed is?
 

A:Connection icon in systray

Hi,

Try this:

Doubleclick My Computer, doubleclick DialUp Networking, rightclick your connection, and choose 'properties'.
In the 'Connect using' section click 'Configure'.
Click on the 'options' tab, and check 'Display Modem Status' in the 'Status Control' section.

There are lots of third party apps however.

Take a look here for some pointers: Bandwidth Monitors

Good luck,
 

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hi...

Recently reformatted Windows XP Pro. Since then when i login to skype (build 41.0.179) the systray icon disappears although Skype is running in Task Manager.

Hijackthis report attached.

Thanks for any help!

A:Skype. Systray icon.

Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days since you scanned your computer with HijackThis, we will need a new HijackThis log. If you have not already downloaded Random's System Information Tool (RSIT), please download Random's System Information Tool (RSIT) by random/random which includes a HijackThis log and save it to your desktop. If you have RSIT already on your computer, please run it again. Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT. Click Continue at the disclaimer screen. Please post the contents of log.txt. Thank you for your patience.Please see Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problem. If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped. Please post your HijackThis log as a reply to this thread and not as an attachment. I am always leery of opening attachments so I always request that HijackThis logs are to be posted as a reply to the thread. I do not think that you are attaching anything scary but others may do so. While we are working on your HijackThis log, please: Reply to this thread; do not start another! Do not make any changes on your computer during the cleaning process or download/add programs on your computer unless instructed to do so. Do not run any other tool until ... Read more

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My pc is set to "large icons" on my desk top.

I have several icons dragged down onto the tool tray.

The icons are very small. (Tool bar very narrow)

Can the tray size (tool bar size) be made larger so the icons
are also larger?

Wayne

A:Systray icon size

Right click an empty space on the Taskbar (that's where the icons are). Choose Toolbars. Check Quick Launch. Uncheck "Lock the Taskbar." Right click on the little space just to the right of the Start button (the two pointed arrow tells you you're there). View>Large Icons. Re-lock the taskbar if all is OK.

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I recently upgraded to Quicktime 5.0.2 on a Windows 2000 Professional PC. After installing it, it creates a little icon in the system tray. I got the "configsys" file to eliminate items on startup and eliminated that file (qttask.exe). So, the next time I booted up, the icon didn't appear...yeah! However, the next time I booted up, the icon was back! Somehow it recovered itself. I have tried this three times now, and each time I boot the second time, it is back. Any ideas how to remove that system tray icon for good??? (Besides deleting Quicktime?)
 

A:Can't get rid of Quicktime systray icon!

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So I thought I had a very simple systray bar, but when I opened the notification area under taskbar properties, windows 7 saved up the systray icons for previous (unwanted) programs as well. I know I can just hide the icons, but is there any way I can permanently delete systray icons for past items via registry, program, etc? Thank you so much for your time and help!

A:systray icon issues

Hi dunyOS,

you can use Brinks VistaForums Tutorial on it, I did the manual way from the tutorial and it worked before in Windows 7.

Removing Items from Notification Area List?

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Presently, I have 12 systray icons, most of which I dont really need to see...

Is there a way to control which systray icons you see, and which you dont?
Thanks

A:systray icon control??

You can stop these programs from running via system configuration utility, and you can right click the icon and close the program/app. As long as the program is running there will be an icon in the systray, thats just how windows works, you can hide inactive icons also via start/properties.

Hope this helped

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Is there some way of reducing the number of icons in my SysTray without affecting the respective programs? I have 16 and I know that's way too many and may account, in part, for the sluggish performance of my computer. My OS is XP Pro.
 

A:SysTray Icon Removal?

to have them in the systray in the first place isn't good, whatever in the systray is currently running. so either way, have them there or not is still already consumed your resources.
do a start - run - msconfig and check the startup tabs
also check the programs that is loading and have it disabled startup with windows.
 

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For a very long time, my systray icons were top-justified, like this:


I recently installed Symantec Endpoint Protection, and of all the weird things to have as a side effect, it (or something else that coincidentally happened at the same time) center justified my systray:


Is there a way to tweak that? I know it's a trivial matter, but I don't like the centering.

A:Systray icon justification?

Can you move the taskbar back to normal size, then resize it. That may reset it, or try dragging the icons up. What happened at the same time?

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After a couple of days of Windows Defender intermittently warning that there were threats to my system and clicking the button to remove them I have now have an icon that appeared in my systray last evening. I downloaded and ran Spybot S&D and found nothing. I then unplugged the internet connection until I can get help.
Mousing over the icon, right or left clicking it all produce no results whatsoever. The icon has a bluish triangle like field above, a light brown and dark brown field below, surrounded by what appear to be some whitish dots. It is very non-descript. I looked at the startup tab from msconfig, can't really tell what should be there and what shouldn't. Unfortunately my system restore function was turned off -- don't know how that happened.
I have a Toshiba Satellite running Vista Home. My Windows Defender icon has also disappeared.
 

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New minor problem... There is no volume icon displayed in my systray. There used to be one there. When I open Sounds and Audio Devices on the Control Panel and check the "Place volume icon in the taskbar" I get a window that says:

"Windows cannot display the volume control on the taskbar because the Volume Control Program has not been installed. To install it, use Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel." Where is the setup file. Is it a windows program or perhaps a Dell utility?

XP Home SP2 on a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop.

Again, any words of wisdom are much appreciated.

Raybro
 

A:Solved: systray icon

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I have a Windows Messenger icon in my Systray with a red circle with an X in it. When I drag my mouse over it it says I'm not signed in. I don't know why this icon suddenly started appearing in the Systray, but Windows Messenger is something I don't use and I'd like it to stop appearing in the systray. How to?
 

A:Deleting Systray Icon

How do I disable Windows Messenger in Windows XP?
 

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Please identify the icon in the systray.

TIA

A:Please Identify Icon in Systray

Welcome to the Seven Forums
Can you right click on it & see if there is any info?
Looks like a warning sign & a meter of some kind.
Jerry

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I have the "Hide Inactive Icons" selected for the systray. The other day I used Windows Media Player. Ever since then the speaker icon is displayed - there are only 3 icons in my systray. Why is the speaker the only one showing now and how can I hide it again?
 

A:Speaker Icon in Systray

Control panel>sound and audio devices.
Untick - Place volumne icon in the taskbar.
Apply>Ok.
 

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I have mIRC set to minimize to the systray (notification area) and on occassion the icon disappears. It has nothing to do with hiding inactive icons or anything like that, looked into that.

I thought maybe I could kill the systray process and restart it, although I don't know the name of the task. Any ideas?

mIRC is still running, it's in the process list, and I can see myself if I join the channel on my other computer.

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I have lost my sound icon in the systray and it doesn't come back when I reboot.
 

A:Lost Sound Icon in SysTray

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SO,
One of my home computers, that has lived its life behind my SuSE 9.0/9.1 firewall has managed to contract . . . .something. I'm fairly certain that it showed up before it was ever connected to the internet, but its been a while, so I'm not ruling it out. I've scanned it with the latest signatures using Norton 2005 and found nothing. Anyway, what I do know is this;

When the machine first boots, there is an icon in the systray that looks like this. systray icon If I move the mouse to it (no click required) it just disappears. It does show up again after some yet undetermined amount of time. I've tried killing off processes, and stopping services with the service manager, but it only goes away, if I put the mouse too close. (Kinda like those irritating flash animations that won't let you answer "no" to some annoying question about your anatomy)

Its probably something I installed, but I have no idea what it is. The icon doesn't show up in any of the applications I have installed on the computer. The machine itself has become very unstable lately, and that was my first suspect. After some other tests, I think its hardware now, but I still want to know what the heck that thing is.

Anyone ever see it before ?
 

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Hello everyone,

Have Vista Ultimate and been running it for a little over a year now. I like it. Have a small issue I was wondering if anyone had seen anything like it. Didn't see it on a search.

In my system tray I have my wireless network showing. Just the general run of the mill icon. Been working since I got my computer and since installing Vista some time ago. Today it just stopped working. I accidentely ran my battery dead and it went into hibernate. I plugged it in, brought it back, and then it stopped working. Now it shows in constant disconnected state (two computer screens with the red X next to them) even though I can still connect.

So this is only a minor inconvenience and not necessary as I can still connect with the internal card just fine. Oh, and also I can't access the wireless card by clicking on it, or access the right click menu on it either. Any help or pointers would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 

A:Wirless icon in systray not updating

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Goldish mystery icon in systray says "disconnected" if you hover. Has a red
circle with slash and if you right click says exit. I am not sure what it
does or is doing? It looks like it has a small blue badge in the upper right
corner. If you double click it nothing happens, if you right click and exit
it goes away, but I can't tell what software it is controlling. I can't see
anything suspicious on the start and msconfig items.

Here is a picture of the icon:

http://www.members.cox.net/technologyrescue/Pictures/MysteryIcon.htm

I would appreciate your help identifying the mystery program.

Thanks,

Fabio
 

A:Solved: Mystery Systray Icon

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My OS is Windows XP Pro. I would like to remove an icon in systray of a program I long ago removed. The icon is "Norton Antivirus Auto-Protect disabled". When I right click it, the "Open Norton Antivirus" line appears to be in order, but when I click it, nothing happens. This is understandable since I long ago removed all my Norton programs -- and even removed all lines with "Norton" in it from my registry. The "Enable auto=protect" and the "Configure Norton Antivirus" lines are greyed out. How can I remove this icon which I find irritating.
 

A:Systray icon removal problem

It is likely a Startup item.

Select Start, Run, and type: MSCONFIG

Click OK, select the Startup tab, and uncheck items you don't want started.
 

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Like the title says.




Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Core i7-980X @ 5 GHz & Corsair H50 Watercooler
6GB DDR3 1800 ram
2 x GTX480 EVGA SLi
Corsair 1000w PSU
IBM 1TB HDD
EVGA X58 Mobo

A:Missing My Network Icon In The SysTray

Hi,

Right click on the task bar and select properties.

Select Customize next to Notification Area.

Select Turn System Icons on and off

Use the pull down menu next to Network to turn it on.

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In my case the missing icons only occur after a windows explorer crash. There are some that come back but not all. The startup delay or boot vis solutions do nothing for this type. 12 Ghost Tray protector works, and other shareware programs which 'memorize' and restore missing systray icons (and alot of other bells and whistles I don't need). I can
log off and back on, but if I'm uploading or downloading or something else I don't want to start over. Is there a FREEWARE (not demo, shareware or free to try) program that can
restore all missing icons after a windows explorer crash. No I don't want to stop and start
all the tasks and I'd prefer not to log off and back on. As I said startup delay programs do
nothing for this. Any registry tweak or like fix would be appreciated. paj692
 

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The power/battery icon keeps disappearing. When I am running on the battery I cannot get the icon to show in the system tray. I tried going through the control panel to make it show and it doesn't. After I hook the power cord up, I can get the icon to show in the tray using the control panel.
This just started to happen but I can't remember when. Any thoughts? Here is my Hijack log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:40:55 AM, on 8/30/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\AccelerometerSt.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QlbCtrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SMINST\Scheduler.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImageHome\TrueImageMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImageHome\TimounterMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedhlp.exe
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A:Power/ Battery Icon Not showing in Systray

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I'm running Windows on an SSD running in AHCI mode.
Today I happened to notice that I no longer have the systray icon that lets you eject drives before disconnecting them (usually for USB sticks and the like).

Then I remembered that a few days ago, I actually installed the latest Intel iastor driver to replace the default msahci driver.
Now I'm not sure if that's when the systray icon first vanished or if it's an unrelated issue.

I have no interest in getting the icon back (it serves no purpose anyway), just wondering if iastor ignores the SATA controller's hotplugging capability and doesn't report such to Windows, therefore explaining the absence of that icon.

Does anyone know?

A:Using AHCI, but no systray icon for ejecting devices

Same on mine. Msahci had hot plug/eject for all internal drives. Not a good idea to me.

iastor with my Intel 320 will still hot plug to do a secure erase but the option to eject is gone on all the internal hard drives even spinners.

Of course "Devices and Printers" is still available for flash drives and external drives.

Mike

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I dunno where the "release me" icon went! Had this happen once before and had to do a clean re-install. I went to a restore point and got it back but only temporarily. It went away again. This might be related to recent patches from M$. Anyone know how to get it back? (I really need this because I OFTEN hook external drives to this computer to back them up and scan for viruses. Having to shut down each time is not practical.)
 

A:Lost my removeable drive icon in the systray

I have to admit that I never use it to release a USB storage device, and have never yet had a problem.

All it does is ensure that the "buffer is flushed" and that means all files are written, not still waiting to be written. Unless you were disconnecting almost immediately, or while the PC was still very busy it is unlikely to be a problem in XP, in my view?
 

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When I hover my mouse over my Systray icon's, info about the applications normally pops up in front of the task bar. Well I was running SnagIT today and found that while and after I did that, the info now pops up behind the task bar making it unreadable and useless. I have this same problem on my Windows ME system, and SnagIT's installed there too. Any clues?
 

A:Systray Icon's Info pops up behind task bar

I ran a couple of other applications (i.e. Homesite, Boxer text editor, WS-FTP Pro, and Opera) and I think I brought up the control panel too. After doing so, the Systray icon info balloons now appear in front of the icons again. So I still don't know what causes this behavior nor what's needed to fix it.
 

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Happy Saturday Everyone -

Does anyone have any ideas as to where exactly I can find the registry location and value for the icons in the system tray? More precisely the Battery / Power icons. For some reason when I noticed it missing I discovered that it's greyed out (see pic) on the screen where you're supposed to be able to turn it on or off.

- I've Downloaded some registry fixes from the tutorial section on both enabling the icon and reseting the system tray icons but nothing made a difference.

- Also ran a HP diagnostic on the battery (see pic) in which the support assistant shows the battery as being ok status BUT then you see it also says that there is currently no battery available...?

- Ran system monitor gadget (pic) and according to it I had 30 minutes of battery life left which is pretty good since it originally said 4 minutes and somehow recharged back upto 30 minutes all the while not being plugged in anywhere. Yeah, this is messed up.

- Ran sfc /SCANNOW and there were no errors. Also rebuilt all system components and rebuilt the wmi inventory - nothing.


Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks !

- Tagen

A:Power/Battery ICON Disabled in Systray

I was facing the same issue, could read a little there:

Strange Battery issue...looks Windows 7's Acpi

That might not be all related but can help. you could check in C:\Windows\sysWOW64\drivers...if there's any suspect drivers inside this folder, and enumerate them here in order to help you.

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I have a big problem : A spyware was installed in my computer. I can see that a Red circle Icon with a white X is loading in the systray at every startup (even in safe mode) and as soon as it is loaded, a bunch of Shortcut icon appear on my desktop (Casino, Viagra, Porn, ect.), it change my IE start page and favorite and every once in a while a message appear from my systray (pointing that icon) saying that I've got a virus or a spyware and that I should download a specific program to get rid of it (which I haven't done). Nothing else seems to be affected.

I've tried 10 different antispyware programs so far and nothing can get rid of it. From what I understand this program is installing Spider-Crack and DesktoHijack (and god knows what else) on my computer cause Ad-aware sees it, removes it (along with all the icon on the desktop) but because it is in the systray, it re-infects in about 5 seconds. I haven't been able to identify this program in my systray as I cannot click on it (if I do it opens a web page) and there is nothing showing when I hover over it.

Spybot, Spy emergency (trial), Ad-Aware Pro, Microsoft antispyware beta, spy sweep (trial), CWSshredder, Stinger (trial) have been used to try and removing it. I've also tried on disabling every service and program in MSCONFIG and I've also tried starting in safe mode but nothing works.

My antivirus AVG tells me I have no virus (updated yesterday)

Please help

A:Red Circle Icon with white X in the systray - Problem

I suggest you seek the help of our great team of experienced volunteers, and post a HiJackThis! log in the appropriate forum. Please read the instructions carefully:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/How...s_Log-t956.htmlRegards,John

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Hi,
I turned on my Dell Laptop running W7 today and the "2 tv's and globe" icon showing that you are connected to the Internet is missing from the systray. Thankfully I'm connected to the Internet, however it is very annoying and mystifying that this icon has just disappeared. I've gone into the taskbar properties and done the customiise option, but the icon does not appear on that list either so I don't have an option to 'show' it permamently etc. I've also tried a few System Restore points and that hasn't made any difference either.
Despite trying to Goggle a solution for several hours, I've not gotten anywhere. I'm now turning to the experts here to see if anyone on this Forum can suggest a solution to this niggly little problem? Hopefully someone has come across this already and has sorted it out?
Many thanks for any help or suggestions.
Toppers

A:Internet connection icon missing from systray

Hello Toppers and welcome to the forum.

Your description of the missing network icon sounds like your running Vista not 7.

Plese post a screen shot of your desktop. And did you check to make sure it isn't just hidden. Press the arrow by the tray and make sure its not under there.

Let us know.

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I have a gigabyte ga-622 nvidia riva tnt2 model 64 graphics card(agp).I have installed the detonator 3.68 drivers by a selfexcuteable file, they installed perfectly, but they took away my ga-622 system tray icon.i need this icon for myself and family to change resolutions quickly and get to advanced functions of my card!when i reinstall my original drivers the icon comes back!how can i have the latest drivers and my icon.I need the latest drivers to run my newest game!please help
 

A:installed new drivers but lost systray icon?

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The icon is hard to make out, it almost looks like a baseball or a round metal shield with a red M on it. If I hover my mouse over it, or left or right click on it, it does nothing. I went through all my program files, do not see anything different. I run WinME and when I click start I don't see any new programs at the top nor over to the right when I go to programs. I ran a hijack this and didn't see anything unusual and also booted up the computer by step by step confirmation and didn't see anything unusual. I've searched almost all my files in Program files and Windows and do not see this icon anwhere else but in my systray! It comes up after my printer icon and before my AVG shield and ZoneAlarm icon. I've searched your forum under unknown icons and can't find anything. It scares me that it won't let me do a dang thing when trying to click on it! I also ran a hjt start-up list and didn't see anything unusual but I'm not an expert for sure. PLEASE help me if you can, it's making me really nervous!
Thank you!
Kim
 

A:Solved: unknown icon in systray:does nothing by clicking on it

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This icon for changing resolutions on the fly, has disappeared from sys tray after I had formatted the hard drive and done a clean reinstall of Win 98SE. Any ideas please?
 

A:{SOLVED} Resolution Icon missing in systray

right click on desktop, properties, advanced, settings, look through the tabs for a check box to enable systray icon for your vid card.
 

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Yes, this virus is still out there and somehow it got to me, and on my day off to..
Anyways, I have Webroot spy sweeper and AVG:Free Edition control center. The AVG is always turned on but my WebRoot wasn't. I scanned with both and the Virus icon is still there. Its the one that keeps popping up with a message saying that my computer is infected. Critical System Error! System detected virus activites, they may cause critical system faiulre ect.. My Web Root has not got rid of it after sweeping my system twice. I got a message earlier to install Spysweeper Quake? But I did not. Anyone have any info on how to get rid of this thing? I have no idea how to access my hijack logs. Any easy instructions on how to get rid of this annoying virus icon would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance!
 

A:Virus Alert!! Flashing icon in system icon tray

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Hi, I am using HP Client Security Manager v9.2.1.2330 on my Windows 7 Ent 64bit. The application icon shows in the systray automatically after login and I can not find a way to get rid of it... I would like to hide OR make the software not showing in systray. Please advise.

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After I have received a message that an automatic download and then a manual installation has been completed, the update icon remains in the systray informing me that I have an update ready to be installed.

The icon does not disappear after rebooting or after reinstalling the update.

This is annoying but obviously not life-threatening. Any ideas of how to handle would be appreciated.

donviejo
 

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Hi, I went thru days of attempting to install my HP Laserjet 1012 printer.
The printer's installationl CD did not work, nor did various permutations of attempting downloads from HP.

Finally I got it cracking but only partially.
I.E. the 1012 printer displays among devices/printers with green checkmark.
...but - web pages had not been printing.

I got that fixed partially via Firefox's File/Print (then changing dropdown to point to 1012 vs. onenote2007)

But some glitches still remain:

(1) its still not printing photo's via Win-photo-printer. (Attempting to add local printer, and then install, failed to work)

(2) printer icon does not display in systray AND no way to cancel (or pause) print if I realized too late that I had sent 5 pages to print instead of just one.

A:HP LaserJet 1012 - cannot cancel-print. No icon in systray. ETC.

Lemmie recommend two utility that I use; such will kill almost any type ofc hanging or ChangedMyMind printing process.
clean_print-spool.exe and StalledPrinterRepair.exe -- I don't remember where I got them. If the StalledPrinterRepair [use in full-screen mode] cannot bounce the job out, then try the clean_print-spool.exe [it is DOS-based, it will ask for a "Y" then it does its thing]. Put these gizmos into your favorite misc utilities directory, then create shortcuts, place shortcuts wherever you deem best.

One last thing, it might be necessary to turn off/turn on/turn off/turn on printer rapidly repeatedly a few times to clean out its memory of the print jobs. then you fish out the paper from within its rolls. The above utilities clean out windows memory, spool memory, but not the printer's memory.

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I have an application running 24/7 which occasionally loses the ability to pause or configure it by right-clicking on the systray icon.
Is there an alternative method of doing this, or is a reboot the only answer?
(The programme is [email protected]).

Cheers

A:Unable To Configure A Running Appn From Systray Icon

I am not sure what your question is.Do you interact with this or is it a remotely controlled client allowing the use of your computer's unused processing power by the research group?If the program stalled, you may be able to look in the task manager (ctrl/alt/del), highlight the running ap by right clicking on it, choose "go to process" , then right click on the process which will be highlighted and choose "set priority". Try elevating the priority.I suggest you write down what you did so you can reverse it if necessary.There is also a Bulletin Board for this. They might have or be able to provide specific information on the ap:http://forum.folding-community.org/There's also a wiki that may help answering questions:http://fahwiki.net/index.php/How_tos

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Wonder if you can help - the network connection icon that used to appear in the Systray to show I was connected to the network has gone absent without leave. I have no idea why - I don't recall making any changes (other than upgrading from Office03 to Office07 recently).

It's a useful thing to have in the systray and I'd like it back.

I've looked through some previous threads with related problems, but couldn't find anything that appeared to be the same, hence this request for help (but I did take some of the instructions from those for things to check).

1. I'm running Windows XP, version 5.1 with SP3
I have a broadband connect (ADSL+) which connects after start-up, and should be connected pretty much all the time.

2. The 'show notification when connected' tickbox IS already ticked (under Local Area Connection Properties). I've made no changes to this.

3. The only device listed under 'Network Adapters' in Device Manager is the Realtek (Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC)
There are no yellow ? or ! signs anywhere, nor red Xs.
Under 'Portable Devices' my mobile phone connection does has a red X next to it, but that's correct (not currently connected, & only rarely used if copying pics to/from phone & computer).

4. Running IPCONFIG gives this info:

Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Computer1
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . ... Read more

A:Solved: Lost network connection icon from systray

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I have a P8Z77-V LK with two hot-swap bays. After a fresh install on this new system about 8 months ago I set BIOS to allow hot-swap of these two bays. Everything worked fine for a few months then I had the bright idea that, when prompted by Intel's Rapid Storage Technology to update, I would remove this utility simply to see if it was of any worth keeping. After this I noted I no longer see the manager icon in the systray for these bays but it does still pop up and work for any USB drives which are connected. As a test I did reinstall Intel RST but the swapping function remains broken for the bays.

I checked BIOS and all setting still seem to be correct; AHCI enabled along with hot-swapping for these drive bays. Is there a simple fix for this as I found the Win7 utility to be full adequate or should I simply opt for one of the available free utilities (HotSwap, etc.)?

Can also add that I do use dual-boot with the other bootable partition basically cloned and that one, not having ever removed Intel RST, still recognizes the removable bays as hot-swappable.

Any insight appreciated.

A:Hardware removal icon missing from systray after Intel RST removed.

It could be that IRST disables the redundant Windows services.

As a first step you could try running Windows System File Checker:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Hi, I am using HP Client Security Manager v9.2.1.2330 on my Windows 7 Ent 64bit. The application icon shows in the systray automatically after login and I can not find a way to get rid of it... I would like to hide OR make the software not showing in systray. Please advise.

A:[SOLVED]Hide HP Client Security Manager systray icon?

Found the solution myself: Inside windows registry:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Modify the key "Userinit" to have default value "C:\Windows\system32\userinit.exe,"

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In Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, how can I make the WiFi icon that appears in the system tray in the Administrator Account, also appear in the Systray of a Guest Account ?    When in the Guest Account (no password required) clicking in Systray on 'Show hidden icons', then clicking 'Customise' - brings up list of all Systray icons, and whether each is Notifications only, or show all time.   'Network' is not listed - but if I clk on the "Turn system icons on or off" I get:
(Ctl Panel>All ctl Panel Items>Notification Area Icons>System Icons)
This lists the 5 'System Icons':  Clock, Volume, Network, Power, Action Center.   to right of each is a column labelled 'Behaviours'  - all are On, except Network - shown as Off, but greyed out, so I cannot turn it on from there.   So it seems how do I get that item ungreyed ?
 

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